Cuba plans a centre devoted to study of Fidel Castro — Granma

Friday, November, 9 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — As the second anniversary of Fidel Castro's death approaches, Cuban authorities are working on a centre for the study and promotion of his ideas, the official newspaper Granma reported Saturday. Read More

Purity profits up after a year in the red

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Friday, November, 9 2018    

Consolidated Bakeries Jamaica, which trades as Purity Bakery, managed to pull itself out of the red after it posted profit of $338,576 for its third quarter ended September 30, 2018. Read More

National Pen's CEO Peter Kelly

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Chief Executive Officer of National Pen, Peter Kelly is informing that his company is already reaping success since it started a contact centre in the Montego Bay Free Zone in August with approximately 175 Jamaican workers. Read More

British Airways offers special fares for Christmas travel

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

BRITISH Airways is now offering special fares from Jamaica to London's Gatwick, and also plans to increase its services between Kingston and London next summer. Read More

One Love Rentals targeting Russian tourists

Alexis Monteith Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

With the number of Russian tourists arriving to Jamaica steadily increasing, two Ukrainian entrepreneurs based in Montego Bay are working to meet the unique needs of these visitors to the island. Read More

FosRich's next big thing already in the making

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

Founder/Managing Director of lighting, electrical and solar energy products company FosRich Limited, Cecil Foster, is expecting much bigger achievements for his company in 2019. Read More

IMF pushes for more supply-side economics

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the Government to put more focus on supply-side reforms in its thrust to move the country away from lacklusture growth levels. Read More

Airbnb and Caribbean Tourism Organization strengthen partnership

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

Travel platform Airbnb and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have announced an agreement to promote destinations, a research project on the impact of last year's hurricane season, and continued joint outreach for collaboration with local governments Read More

New deadline for Digicel

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

FOR a third time, a decision on accepting Digicel's offer to defer US$3 billion in payments to bondholders has been postponed. Read More

Crime monster must not be allowed to undermine Jamaica's economic progress-Shields

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

THE spectre of crime looms large over Jamaica and must not be allowed to stymie efforts made to improve the country's economy, says former deputy police commissioner of the Jamaica Constabulary Force ( JCF), Mark Shields. Read More

MJE releases third quarter results for 2018

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

Following a successful initial public offering (IPO) and capital injection of J$908 million, Mayberry Jamaican Equities Ltd (MJE) was welcomed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on July 31, 2018. Read More

The JCC Sameer Younis Charity Ball celebrates 37 years of empowerment

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Samir Younis Foundation hosted its 37th Annual Charity Ball on Saturday, November 3, 2016, at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston under the theme 'Empowering Greatness, Changing Lives'. Read More

Ready for the future

by Gail Moore | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

To stay relevant and competitive, accounting professionals will need to be adaptive to an ever-changing technological environment. There is a growing need to be literate in big data and other data analytical technologies. The technologies on the horizon are poised to significantly change... Read More

Clarke Cooper leaves Supreme Ventures, returns to Grace Kennedy

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

The Business Observer has been informed that Assistant Vice President Group Corporate Communications at gaming company, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), Simone Clarke Cooper has resigned from her substantive post. Read More

Big tech dreams at Little Coffee Company

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

AS Lauren Le Franc continues to make strides in her legal career as an advocate and entrepreneur, the True Blue Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee owner now embarks on a huge business venture by assisting farmers globally by bringing a difference to the coffee industry with technological... Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon